Titanium straightening irons are the highest quality of metal irons on the market. Titanium is preferable because it’s really light weight, and heats up very quickly. Titanium is like tourmaline in that it generates heat using negative ions, so you don’t need it to be as hot in order to keep your hair straight. Irons like this can be used at lower temperatures than older style ceramic or metal options.1 inch is designed to straighten, curl or flip hair with frizz-free results for shinier, healthier looking hair. slim, lightweight handles for easy maneuvering and better grip, plus fast heat up and recovery for quick styling.